A mother has shared how her husband refuses to clean or cook even though she’s pregnant and unwell.
Taking to Mumsnet, the pregnant mom explained that she can’t stand food smells without feeling sick, so she hasn’t been able to cook for herself, her husband, and their 4-year-old child.
“I’m 15 weeks pregnant with my second child. I still have bad sickness that lasts all day. I can’t stand a lot of food smells, especially cooking smells and it can make me instantly need to run to the bathroom to be sick. My diet is terrible. I weigh less now than before I was pregnant with my first child,” she wrote.
The woman continued: “I’m also exhausted (no doubt the bad diet isn’t helping) and a stay-at-home mum to my first child who is four and autistic and a handful.
“Before my pregnancy sickness, I did all the from-scratch cooking (fresh meat and vegetables) and cleaning.
“My husband can’t cook anything other than frozen ready meals and the house is a tip at the moment. The living room gets covered with toys and books and gets worse until I tidy it up.
“Am I being unreasonable to think it’s not that hard to cook and make something like a bolognese, and my husband should be cooking some non-ready meal foods while I am pregnant?”
The mother explained that her husband doesn’t know how to cook and also refuses to clean. He even left the house messy when she was too sick to stand up.
“He is 36 years old and can’t cook or clean. I had to scrub the bathtub at 8 and a half months pregnant,” she shared.
“Once I asked him to clean the sink and he wiped it down with toilet paper. He can’t do DIY or drive. Yes I’m a stay-at-home mum but surely at his age, he should be able to do these things for occasions when I am unable due to bad pregnancy sickness or illness.”
People on Reddit branded the husband ‘lazy,’ with one person commenting: “He’s a grownup, not a child. He should be cooking his fair share of family meals whether you are ill or not. If he doesn’t know how, he should roll his sleeves up and learn.”
Another wrote: “He’s being lazy. In this day of the internet and YouTube, he can find step-by-step instructions with videos of how to cook something simple.”
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